Dutch producer and drummer Joris Feiertag explores the depths of his artistry via his new alias Alexander IV. Drawing on the expertise he’s refined as the dummer of Kraak & Smaak, Alexander IV’s latest single “That Blew My Mind”, taken from his upcoming Westbound EP, is a cheeky number with a mysterious vibe.
Combining hip-hop, jazz, and funk modalities to create a pleasantly peculiar listening session that seduces as much as it puzzles its listener, “That Blew My Mind” crosses genres without skipping a beat. Between simple bass groove and retro vocal samples comes an on-the-nose reggae twist that fades in and out of tricky drum patterns and brassy horn sections. A laid-back composition that keeps rhythm at the center of its vision, “That Blew My Mind” sets an intriguing tone for the Westbound extended play.